Interstellar Adventures

July 31, 2006

1 month, 3 rooms, 6 projects

Filed under: Elle & Zed,Interstellar Casa — by InterstellarLass @ 12:04 am

Redecorate Elle’s Room: check

New Front Room Furniture: check

Paint Front Room: check

Redecorate Zed’s Room: check

Master Closet Reorganize: check

New King in Master: the catalyst

Elle and Zed come home in the morning, and we’re nearly done. Elle and Zed’s rooms are finished, and the front room crown moulding needs the nails counter-sunk, puttied and painted, and that will be done.

After he saw Elle’s room, Zed asked if he could pick what he wanted to do with his room. Of course! So he and I picked out the paint colors together. He wanted to go with the Superman theme of the sheets he’d gotten for his birthday. He had several of the posters already, but they were put on the wall with thumbtacks. Nick did a great job getting the frames on, and he also put that bed together. In addition to the bookshelves, there are also three drawers under the bed. Storage! There are more photos in the Home photo set on my Flickr.


Elle’s room got the memo strips put up, and her new surfboard rug is down. I’ve ordered some pillows from, but they haven’t arrived yet. 😦


And, finally, what started it all. Nick got his king-sized bed after begging for months. We also found some cool shelves and hung those. I’m looking for different stuff to put on them, but that’s not urgent at the moment. I grabbed some stray candles and whatnot from around the house.

Is there any such thing as painters cramp? For the forseeable future, I’m done with the redecorating. Except that on our last trip to Lowe’s, we picked out the colors for the living room! YIKES!

And, if all goes well, within the next month or so, we will have bought our house from my ex-Father-in-Law. We’re getting a very good (signifcantly below appraised value) deal on the house, and while it will probably only last us another four years, it will set the foundation for something bigger once Elle gets into junior high. That’s the plan anyway. Zed has moved schools three times, and I don’t want to move him anymore. Please pray that everything goes smoothly with us getting this house. We know that foundation work has to be done, and thankfully my ExFIL is going to pay for that. Besides that, we don’t know of any impediments to getting the loan cleared, so let’s hope it stays that way!

P.S. Nick posted.


  1. The rooms look great. Are you sure Nick won’t want to move into Zed’s room?? Well, I guess not with that king sized bed. I love huge beds like that. Lot’s of rolling around room!!

    Comment by Carnealian — July 31, 2006 @ 4:43 am |Reply

  2. Everything looks great. We just got new bedroom carpet. It is neverending making the house look nice.

    Good luck w. the house buying. I hope it all works out for you…..We talk about moving all the time, but we have stayed in our house for 14 years now. And, will probably stay until the kids graduate HS. Which is ONLY 5 years for my son and 7 years for my girls. OMG!

    Comment by nancy — July 31, 2006 @ 9:21 am |Reply

  3. Holy crap! You’re busy. But, redecorating is fun. For a little while and then it feels like you can’t look at another can of paint. Ever!

    Comment by Jolynn — July 31, 2006 @ 9:53 am |Reply

  4. You’re my Genevieve! Maybe next year. *sigh*

    Comment by Surrender Dorothy — July 31, 2006 @ 12:36 pm |Reply

  5. Wow, those rooms look great! I should paint a lot of the rooms here, but the bathroom and kitchen were so painful I’m afraid to tackle anywhere else…

    Comment by Jen — July 31, 2006 @ 1:04 pm |Reply

  6. Wow, the rooms look great! I have a hard enough time just keeping all the crap off the floors, let alone fresh paint and a “theme”!

    Our kids all share the “master bedroom”, so the husband and I have the little room out back. If we got a king sized bed, there’d be no room to walk around!

    Good luck on owning that house!

    Comment by AbbyNormal — July 31, 2006 @ 1:21 pm |Reply

  7. Love the room! You guys did a great job.

    Comment by KaraMia — July 31, 2006 @ 2:06 pm |Reply

  8. Wow you’ve done a great job with those rooms! You should be very proud of yourself!! Enjoy the rest and recovery from all your hard work!!

    Comment by Claire — July 31, 2006 @ 2:33 pm |Reply

  9. Very nice, Lass. Impressive.

    Comment by Bone — July 31, 2006 @ 3:57 pm |Reply

  10. Awesome! I really hope you get the house. Y’all deserve it! Love the color of the master bedroom walls! Now, wanna come to Fla and help me paint my house? LOL

    Comment by Laura — July 31, 2006 @ 7:50 pm |Reply

  11. back again. I can’t comment on Nick’s site. It’s for blogger comments only. Sorry! I can’t find my blogger ID.
    But tell him it’s good stuff… raw, and honest!

    Comment by Laura — July 31, 2006 @ 7:53 pm |Reply

  12. Wow! The rooms look great!!! I really love the superman room. Excellent colours. 🙂 Enjoy the rest after all that painting.

    Comment by froggie — July 31, 2006 @ 10:29 pm |Reply

  13. Y’all have been super busy!! Good luck getting the house…

    Comment by Marie — August 1, 2006 @ 7:42 am |Reply

  14. Looks great! Very industrious.

    Comment by Gypsy — August 7, 2006 @ 8:19 am |Reply

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